When the Worst comes, you feel as if the storyline and purpose of your life have either been seriously disrupted or totally terminated. Before the Worst, you had dreams and aspirations. Now tragedy and pain have shattered your vision.
We all struggle with the fear that our lives don’t measure up. We all long to be seen as significant in the eyes of someone important, perhaps a parent, a boss, a teacher, or a friend. Sometimes the goal is to meet our own impossibly high self- expectations.
No other response than action does any justice to our claims to be followers of Jesus, who was himself the consummate act-or.
When I left high school, I was not equipped to protect my faith from the attacks of a secular education at a public college. Within only the first few weeks of my freshman year, professors and older students were telling me that intelligent people do not believe in God.
Vintage Saints and Sinners is about the presence of God in the places that we least expect. With humility and grace, author Karen Wright Marsh’s book challenges the popular idea that saints are perfect people.
“Scars Across Humanity” is a book about our collective responsibility both for past violence towards women and the job of ending it today.
The Power of Proximity is a book about moving beyond awareness to action. Written by Michelle Ferrigno Warren…”She and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are “proximate to the pain of the poor.” This makes all the difference in facing and overcoming injustice.”
“Imaginative Prayer” is a yearlong guide for your child’s spiritual formation. Written by Jared Patrick Boyd, who is a “pastor, spiritual director and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the twenty-first century.”
When Love Does first appeared in 2012, Bob Goff was described as “the world’s best-kept secret.” More than 800,000 copies later, he is no longer a secret. But Bob never stops surprising, and in Everybody, Always, his eagerly awaited follow-up to Love Does, he reveals what happens when we stop worrying about a challenging world full of difficult people and instead simply love them: we discover the outsized, unfettered, liberated existence we’ve always dreamed of.
How do we live with the great disappointment of Christian living? How do we continue to serve when our lives don’t match our expectations? What do we do when our efforts, our commitment to Jesus, our prayers and spiritual yearnings don’t pay off?